LLNL researchers, from top, Richard Kraus, Arthur Pak, Daniel Casey and Félicie Albert are recipients of the highest honor bestowed by the United States government on early career scientists and engineers – the prestigious Presidential Early Career Award for Science and Engineers. (Photo courtesy of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory)

Four scientists from  have been selected to receive the prestigious Presidential Early Career Award for Science and Engineering (PECASE), the lab announced July 17.

Félicie Albert, Daniel Casey, Richard Kraus and Arthur Pak are among 315 recipients nationwide who will be honored in a ceremony in Washington, D.C., later this year, according to the lab.

Established in 1996, the PECASE acknowledges the contributions scientists and engineers have made to the advancement of science, technology, education and mathematics (STEM) education and to community service as demonstrated through scientific leadership, public education and community outreach, according to the lab.

“I was born and raised in France, and I became an American citizen in 2018, so for me getting a U.S. Presidential award is kind of the American dream,” Albert said in a statement.

“It is such an honor to receive this, even more so that I am sharing it with three colleagues from LLNL whom I know are exceptional scientists,” she added.